April 28 Archived Webinars Include:
Supreme Court Watch: Business and Civil Practice Cases*
Sponsored by: Winston & Strawn
Winston & Strawn partner Elizabeth Papez, a former Supreme Court Clerk for Justice Thomas, and Boeing Chief Counsel Eric B. Wolff, a former Supreme Court Clerk for Justice Scalia, will discuss the top business and civil practice cases on the Court's current (2010-2011) docket. The presentation will provide an overview of recent trends in business litigation before the Court, summarize the legal issues in the highlighted cases, and discuss their implications for litigation and counseling work in areas including class action defense and securities, environmental, labor, and patent disputes.
Streamlining E-Discovery: Mitigating Risk in the Legal Hold Landscape*
Sponsored by: Clearwell
Whether in house or not, the legal "hold" process constitutes a terrifying "all or nothing" gamble, where a successful approach tends to be expensive and time consuming, but a minimalist strategy is fraught with an uncertain level of risk. Finding the sweet spot amongst all the noise requires an understanding of applicable case law, emerging best practices and available technologies. In this webcast you will learn how to navigate these complex waters by:
- Reviewing applicable case law surrounding the preservation and litigation hold landscape, including key FCPA requirements and a review of notable decisions such as Pension Comm. of Univer. of Montreal Pension Plan v. Bank of Am. Secs., LLC.
- Identifying the boundaries of the duty to preserve including two related inquiries: (1) when does the duty to preserve attach, and (2) what evidence must be preserved?
- Looking at the horizon to divine how the shifting legal hold landscape may change in the future, perhaps moving to a "reasonable certainty" standard
- Charting out the range of technology solutions to see how different manual and automated approaches can map to risk reduction
Defining and Implementing a Strategic Vision*
Sponsored by: Datacert
A Legal Department's long-term strategic vision for mitigating risk is only part of a successful operating plan. Strategic thinking also applies to the everyday management of the business. Hear from Ken Vermilion, Sr. Director, Walmart about his department's strategy for improving legal processes to operate with maximum efficiency. The plan includes a project to implement new spend and matter management systems to embrace more current technologies and to implement a technology platform that simplifies the way the legal department works. Cyndie Cox of Datacert will join Mr. Vermilion to discuss best practices for planning and implementing such an upgrade. Attendees will come away with practical advice on how to evaluate, select, and implement strategic business processes and the technologies that support them.
Ethical Obligations in the Modern Technological Era*
There was a time when it was acceptable to be technologically incompetent when it came to lawyering. Even in the e-discovery arena it was acceptable to not know what a native file was or what the latest filtering technology entailed. Recent case law, however, has highlighted the fact that lawyers can no longer remain incompetent when it comes to the use of technology in their cases. A failure to become technologically competent can lead to an ethical failure. Our panel of attorneys will discuss how to stay within your ethical boundaries, focusing on:
- Ethical client communications
- Competent representation & technology
- Information security and client confidentiality
- How to learn the technology basics in order to fulfill ethical requirements
- New technology: what's on the horizon and how will it impact your ethical obligations
MAXIMIZING VALUE FROM IN-HOUSE COUNSEL/OUTSIDE COUNSEL RELATIONSHIPS:
Top trends and technology for managing work with outside counsel*
How have hundreds of in-house legal departments reacted to the recent broad recession affecting industries and economies worldwide? This presentation explores how in-house counsel have become emboldened by their greater bargaining power with law firms who are hungry for new work. In addition to identifying emerging trends, corporate counsel can benchmark their performance against their in-house peers. Using key data points from the 2010 ACC/Serengeti Managing Outside Counsel Survey, this presentation will focus on the latest trends to set engagement terms, control legal spending, and obtain more value from outside counsel.
Taking Control of Document Review – Strategies and Methods to Finish Projects Faster and Keep Costs Under Control*
Sponsored by: Daegis
Document review can break budgets and destroy timelines. This webinar offers dozens of practical tips, strategies and caveats that will help you plan and execute a more efficient document review. Daegis' Director of Document Review Services, Adam Farber, outlines a six step process for success while incorporating feedback and commentary from Jim Norman of Barnes & Thornburg LLP. Ann Marie Gibbs, Esq., the National Director of Consulting for Daegis, moderates the conversation.
The Process: From the initial preparation and training, to review, quality control and completion, you will learn the most effective way to conduct a document review from start to finish.
Training the Team: Getting up to speed and doing so with the right attorneys is critical. We'll discuss how to create project-specific training materials and tests to ensure reviewer comprehension while reducing preparation time.
Metrics that Matter: Spreadsheets, charts and graphs can overwhelm you with information. Knowing how to cut through the clutter and find the important figures is critical not only to the implementation of proper quality control mechanisms but also to enhancing performance of reviewers throughout the lifecycle of the project.
Creating a Feedback Loop: Keyword refinement isn't just a one-time event. Using information from document review to identify problematic search terms can be an important way to improve your search criteria and improve responsiveness rates.
Untangling the Web of Social Media, Mobile and Cloud Compliance*
Sponsored by: Autonomy, Inc.
Corporate compliance officers and legal counsel face unprecedented challenges in managing social media, cloud and mobile communications. While these technologies offer exceptional business opportunities, counsel must be vigilant to ensure legal and regulatory compliance across these new and interactive technologies. As organizations move to govern all interactions, including social media, mobile and cloud-based information, it is critical to understand that the same legal, regulatory and business obligations apply. While today's interactive world adds an entirely new dimension to the challenge of governing ESI, counsel must continue to ensure systemized, repeatable and defensible processes.
To drive compliance, the ability to understand the meaning of information—regardless of format, location, status or language—is essential and has never been more critical. Learn how your organization can create defensible governance and compliance practices and leverage the value of advanced technology to gain the control and visibility required to ensure compliance and defensibility.
Join us on this webinar to learn how to:
- Utilize the cloud to effectively manage, control, analyze, preserve and discover enterprise content
- Leverage the value of social and rich media, while making it part of your compliance strategy
- Provide mobile workers with "anywhere access" to valuable information
- Create defensible, systemized and repeatable processes through the ability to understand the meaning of all information and interactions
* Archived webinars are no longer CLE Eligible.